MNnancy that fish deal is a good one. I'm going to have to scratch that out in me book and think about it.
My Update: brain building newborn quilt is to be done in a week or so. Then it's time to test my unmade resolution. Will I finish UFO's (two shirts and a sheet, the second lizard) or will I go on with other stuff.
Another side note: this brain quilt is the first and only one I've done where other people picked the fabric. I must admit, I just can't like it as much as when I use my own hare-brained ideas.
But I do like making stuff for the not-yet-born. That's a good thing.
Thank you to all for the lovely comments on my Dresden Plate quilt and cushion. I still have 3 blocks and the pieced borders that are planned for two smaller quilts.
Agnes in NW Ontario
Agnes, I absolutely love your dresden plate quilt. It isso feminine looking. Just makes me drool. Ginny
A friend taught me how to do this quilt. Supposed to be really simple. I had so much trouble with getting the 4 patches to be all the same size so they woul meet properly. I thought that I cut them all the same, but obviouly some were cut on one side of the line and others on the opposite side of the cutting line. I could not get them to match up. So now I have 20- yes 20- orphan quilt blocks. The idea was simple but it taught me a valuable lesson in the care to cut very accurately. That is why they are getting a large throw instead of a bedsized quilt. LOL Ginny
Ginny, could you add sashing so they wouldn't have to match. Then the quilt would be a larger size. So what if the pattern changes a bit. Or if they're 4Patches, can you square them up to be the same size?
There was nothing that I could do to make them match any better. Some I could take apart and skimp on the seam allowance but it was a lesson learned. At this point it has been to the long armer and is all quilted. I will wait until sometime next year to decide what I want to do with the rest of them. Actually they are 4 patches that you cut apart 1 1/2 inches from the center seams and rearrange them for the pattern. Turned out not to be my favorite although I like how the quilt ended up. Ginny
Ginny - I am going to have to look up this pattern because it is interesting to me.
Are there any others out there that like the McKenna Ryan Christmas quilts. I have made one of her applique' Christmas quilts each year - this year I had ordered it from Nancy Notion's - she has some good sales on these most of the time - well I got a notice that it was back ordered and wouldn't be in until January -- well I thought that was okay... saddened me but I was okay...so then I got notice that it was on its way... it arrived today... and I have been copying the pattern onto fusible for hours and hours...I have what 18 days to get it done... maybe...
But it is fun to work on raw edge applique - I am thinking that it might be in my top 5 ways to make a quilt ....teehee
Judy beauitful fabric, Can't wait to see what you do with it. Barbara
EAT!! SLEEP !! QUILT!!
Donna, beautiful runner.I love the colors. Barbara
Ginny ,your quilt is beautiful .You brother and SIL will love it .I sure do . Barbara
Agnes, WOW! your quilt is gorgeous,I love the colors . Barbara
Thought I would drop in and say Hi. No working on quilts today. DH needs to work Tomorrow is the day to put the borders on MQ7, but in case I don't get back in here before Christmas, I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
Hi MzMoomMist - Merry Christmas to you too! I was watching the news today and they were taking a Manger display all around the USA reminding people of our rights - the season is about Christ and I love seeing Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays...
I love McKenna Ryan's designs! But will probably have to ask for the patterns for my birthday or next Christmas . . . :-) At least my birthday is coming up .. .. can't wait to see how yours comes along! I think I do better w/applique, nothing to match up. Have fun!
Thank you Barbara. I am just dissapointed that I couldn't use all of my squares on it. Oh well, lesson learned--The hard way. LOL Ginny